WD 10Tb Easyshuck missing screw hole

JediAcolyte

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I just purchased and shucked 2 WD Element 10Tb drives and found that the drives are missing the middle mounting screw holes on the sides. Its a WD101EMAZ instead of the expected WD100EMAZ model. Has anyone else found this? Does anyone have any suggestions for how to mount this in a drive cage?
Thanks!

PS: I tried to attach a photo, even just 1.5mb but it wouldn't allow me to so I added the files to imgur so you can see what I mean.


 

StevenDTX

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A lot of newer drives are missing the middle screw hole. I believe its the size or depth of the platters that is the "problem."
 

JediAcolyte

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Thanks. I'm trying to mount them in a Fractal Node 804 so its not a tight fit. It does leave them suspended with the cables at the bottom. Would this be problematic? I thought best practice was to always use all the mounting screws on HDDs.

 

Marsh

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Fractal Node 804
I do not own Node 804, but I own Node 304.

This "problem" is been around few years.
During my search solution for Node 304, I read many blog post detailing various DIY solution for Node 804 and 304.
I suggest you google it to read the solution first hand.

You could request new drive adapter from FR support.
 

JediAcolyte

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You're right. I found an adapter on thingiverse but I don't have a 3d printer.
I left a message for Fractal, thanks for the idea.
 

Marsh

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I left a message for Fractal
FR support is pretty good.
I tried to buy FD R5 drive cages, they sent me the R5 drive cages and 5 x disk tray for free.
I just paid for the shipping.

Send FR support a email and see what they said.
 

JediAcolyte

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Thanks for the pictures. Fractal responded quickly to my support ticket but they haven't responded since I told them I bought the 804 on ebay used. We'll see if they will sell me the drive adapters.
I'm not very handy at making things so I'm hoping Fractal gets back with me tomorrow or Friday.
 

JediAcolyte

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Just to let others know I just shucked a WD MyBook 10TB and got a WD100EZAZ with the standard 3 mounting points per side